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There has definitely been a shift in seasons here. I know it and the fruit trees know it. Christina at A Thinking Stomach took this series of photos in her orchard just recently and I was inspired to try something similar.

I have become a photographer of convenience and usually us my phone, but recently have become acutely aware that our little point and shoot takes much better pictures than the phone camera. What’s more, the point and shoot has a macro lens feature that I don’t use often enough.

I took a few minutes to play and tried it out a bit.


Apricot Blossom

Apricot Blossoms 2

Later, the same day I met up with a friend and her children at one of our local gardens. About half way through the visit both our girls had our cameras and clicked away with abandon. As my friend pointed out, allowing them to take pictures slows them down and offers them an opportunity to really pay attention to their surroundings. Here are a few of the images my daughter captured.

Camelia Bloom



Raccoon at Descanso by Edie


According to the calendar, spring is still a few weeks away. But, clearly, spring didn’t feel like waiting.